Kids in Bubbles

@JudyEv (126270)
Bunbury, Australia
April 15, 2017 8:40am CST
We attended our local Apple Festival today (Easter Saturday) and had fun walking round the various exhibits. Children were well catered for and we were intrigued with this 'ride' that we hadn't seen before. The child was put into the bubble which was then filled with air. Then the bubble was pushed out into the 'lake'. It looked a lot of fun but I wasn't brave enough to ask the weight limit of the bubbles! I like to give value for reading and this is a bit short so here is an add-on. We are both getting more and more deaf although I'm sure Vince is deafer than I am. Anyway when I told him the musicians playing were an 'acoustic trio', he thought I'd said 'two stick trio'. It would be funny if it wasn't just a bit tragic. But I'm going to start writing down examples of where we hear 'wrong'. Some are hilarious.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Apr 17
My husband and I have trouble hearing as we age as well. It is a sign of aging darn it anyways. Sounds like you had a great time there.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
It's getting worse - which is stating the obvious I guess.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Apr 17
@JudyEv My hubby has had ear problems for years, he just turned 60. I keep telling him to go get help for his ears, but he is convinced there is no help for him. For me it's only if two things are going on that I have problems hearing either.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
@fishtiger58 We've found parties aren't as much fun as they used to be as, like you, we can't hear when there is too much noise. It's a pity your husband won't seek help as there has been huge advances recently.
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@paigea (22420)
• Canada
15 Apr 17
Good idea to write down those things we hear wrong. I am in stitches sometimes after my husband tells me what he thought I said. I saw a group in those bubbles. They had their legs out and they were running around playing soccer. But when they chose, they could pull their legs in and go rolling down the field! It would make me ill, I think.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
The bubbles you saw sound fun. And yes, what they think they've heard can sometimes be very different.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
@hereandthere Do you mind!!!! I don't even want to think about that! What an image.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 17
@JudyEv i've deleted it
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@LadyDuck (163607)
• Switzerland
15 Apr 17
Judy if you like I will also write down everything my husband hear wrong. For the moment I have no problems.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
Some are really funny but if you don't write them down you forget them. I made a special effort with this one to remember.
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@LadyDuck (163607)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 17
@JudyEv You are right, some are funny, but I cannot remember, also the memory starts to fail with the age.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
@LadyDuck At the time, I think there is no way I'll forget that one but I do.
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@jobelbojel (7347)
• Philippines
15 Apr 17
I'd like to try this bubble ride. I have seen similar ones in here. I remember my grandpa who lost his hearing. When he was still alive, I opted to write the things I wanted to tell him and sometimes act it.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
So your grandfather didn't get a hearing aid? The whole industry is getting investigated here because those running the tests are also selling the hearing aids and they have been charging excessive prices.
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• Philippines
16 Apr 17
@JudyEv No he did not like the idea of wearing it. And he said it's expensive.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
@jobelbojel They are excessively expensive here too which is one reason why we haven't bought them yet. The companies are being investigated over the prices they are charging.
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@HazySue (21924)
• United States
15 Apr 17
That looks like wonderful fun. It's great that the community is so into the children and having fun. As for the lac of hearing, my hubby and are both beginning to lose a lit of it. We sometimes misunderstand each other and it gives us a little giggle. I think it would make wonderful post for you to write about.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
I keep forgetting the strange things he thinks I've said. I need to start making a list.
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@HazySue (21924)
• United States
17 Apr 17
@JudyEv Start saving, I look forward to reading a few more.
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@allknowing (66608)
• India
16 Apr 17
Laughing at oneself will help one get on. And about the weight that bubble can take surely there must have been calculations
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
I'm sure they just pump in a bit more air for the heavy people.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Apr 17
Those things look soooo fun!
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
They do, don't they? I wouldn't mind tumbling round in one of them - if there was no-one watching!
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@Susan2015 (21029)
• United States
15 Apr 17
That really does look like fun. But it would probably make me claustrophobic.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
It wouldn't suit everyone. I'd like to have a try when no-one was watching.
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@PainsOnSlate (20335)
• Canada
15 Apr 17
You made me laugh out loud - thanks for that... so far in our house the ears are still working. I have seen those bubbles on TV and thought they looked like a ton of fun...but you have to wonder how long the air lasts...or how it continues to work..
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
The bubbles had a zip. The guy would stick the kid in, zip it nearly closed then put in a thing like a vacuum cleaner hose and blow it up before zipping it fully closed. It only took a short while to blow up. I'm glad your ears are still working.
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@Kandae11 (38638)
15 Apr 17
I would imagine a trio of drummers then.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
Yes, exactly!
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@JohnRoberts (60108)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Apr 17
I have seen similar bubbles before but not on water.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
Maybe they don't puncture as easily on water - and they'd be easier to keep within bounds I guess.
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
15 Apr 17
Oh look, she's running on water! I've never seen big bubble on water, but I've seen it done on grass...
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
Maybe they don't puncture so easily on water.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
15 Apr 17
I half believe that kids should be in a bubble most of the time!
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
Half believe? I'm convinced of it!!
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
17 Apr 17
@JudyEv Didn't want my bias showing!
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Apr 17
@Ronrybs Oh well, I've jumped on your band-wagon now.
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15 Apr 17
I love doing this!
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
Do they have them for adults?
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16 Apr 17
@JudyEv Sometimes yes. It's so cool!
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
@TheInvisibleMan It certainly looked a lot of fun.
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@KristenH (24369)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Apr 17
That looks like fun. I believe I've seen those bubbles on TV before.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
It seems they have them that go on grass too.
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@KristenH (24369)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
16 Apr 17
@JudyEv That's pretty neat.
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• United States
15 Apr 17
Ahh to be young again and have fun in those bubbles! As for the miscommunication with hearing my mom and I would go through the same thing. She'd hear something different than what was being said and we'd !augh
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
We are getting really bad. We'll have to do something about it soon.
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
15 Apr 17
I'm glad you can look at your hearing situation with humor. My own hearing isn't what it was. Sometimes things just sound garbled and other times I'll mis-hear something. I have to use the closed captioning on my TV, not because I can't hear the actors but because I cannot understand them! Those bubbles look like so much fun!
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
We are really resisting getting hearing aids but it will have to happen soon. And it's getting harder to find the humour in going deaf.
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@carexing25 (1827)
• Philippines
15 Apr 17
Wow! I wonder if I can get into that stuff. Maybe the bubble will pop .. That looks really fun..
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
I'd only want to try it if there was no-one else around.
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@pigeboy (177)
15 Apr 17
That looks like a pretty fun thing for kids to do! I have seen those inflated ball things before, but never being used on water. If I ever see that I think I might try it.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
I suppose adults can use them. I guess they'd just sink a bit further in the water.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
16 Apr 17
@JudyEv I have never seen bubbles like these.Looking forward to read the examples of where you hear wrong.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
I have to remember to write them down first. That will be the hard part.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
16 Apr 17
@JudyEv As you will be busy having a good laugh ,you may forget to write them down.
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@JudyEv (126270)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr 17
@silvermist Some I think I am bound to remember - but I don't.
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